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One of the most attractive and colourful pears but one requiring a warm sheltered location.

Origin: Germany, 1670

Pollination: Forelle is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Forelle pear trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Forelle tree custom-grafted on Quince A rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Forelle tree custom-grafted on OHxF87 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Forelle tree custom-grafted on Pyrus rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

History and description of Forelle

A very old variety first recorded 1670. Believed to originate from Northern Saxony, Germany. The name Forelle means trout in German and arose because the prominent red dots on the fruit resemble the markings on a trout. Grown commercially in South Africa and other warmer pear growing regions.

Very attractive colourful fruit. Small to medium sized, conical or pyriform shaped. Smooth, shiny, yellow skin. Scarlet flush and very conspicuous red dots. White, smooth, juicy flesh. Sweet, delicate, aromatic flavour. Requires a warm location and a good summer in the UK for the flavour to develop.

Trees tend to be rather weak growing in UK conditions. Moderate cropper.

Characteristics of Forelle pear trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeOct
Season of useNov-Jan
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitSpreading
Disease resistanceScab - Very resistant
Pollination date14
Pollination groupC
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenyCanal Red